Adopt a Bird
Help us to help them
Caring for injured, abused and mistreated Birds of Prey is a time consuming, costly business. You can help by offering to adopt any of our birds.
The adoption fee goes directly into helping to rehabilitate, house, re-home or in the case of wild birds release back into the wild.
So far we have had many success's, including treating injured Tawny Owl's and Kestrel's and releasing them back to the wild where they came from.
In return to show our appreciation we will email you a printable certificate. A plaque showing your details will be displayed in relation to your adopted bird.
12 Month Adoption Fee: £24.99
Lily was found in the middle of a housing estate, almost dead. Barn Owls are fragile birds but are readily available to those who know nothing about them or how to care for them. Lily was drastically underweight, which is extremely dangerous to a Barn Owl; they only weigh about 9 ounces. The equipment around her legs, which we call anklets and are made out of leather are usually totally comfortable for the birds, hers were so tight that they were completely embedded and her skin had begun to grow around the leather. This was extremely painful and traumatic for Lily. Lily has also now fully recovered and lives very happily.
Rosie was found as a chick, she had fallen from her nest near a garden and was found by a member of the public. Rosie was handled and transferred to a veterinary surgery. She was the passed on to us at Falconrydays. Due to being moved away from the nest and handled by humans in the very early stage of her life Rosie became 'imprinted' on humans and can now never be released back into the wild as it would be both a danger to herself and humans she came into contact with due to her familiarity with people. Rosie would not be able to hunt and would quickly perish. Although rescuing Tawny Owl chicks from ground seems like the correct thing to do, they often do not need rescued and their parents will be near-by. If necessary the chick could be moved somewhere a little more sheltered but many Tawny Owls are now in captivity when they could be surviving well in the wild.
Rosie will live the rest of her days happily at Falconrydays.
African-Spotted Eagle Owl
George is the smallest of the Eagle Owls and was handed to us by the police. He was confiscated from his previous owners who abused or mis-treated in some way; we aren't sure exactly what George went through before reaching Falconrydays. George is now part of our demonstration team although he has a dislike for any male falconers!
Falconry Days bought Bobbie when he was only a few days old. Whilst we were hand-rearing him he became ill and had to visit various veterinary practices. It was insisted that Bobbie stay in for observation one night, as he was on medication for conjunctivitis, rhinitus and sinisitus. Bobbie came back even worse, and it was eventually discovered he had contracted samonella food poisoning. We spent weeks tube feeding Bobbie every couple of hours, 24 hours a day and ensuring he got the correct medication. He eventually pulled through and is still part of Falconry Days about 9 years later.
We bought a two week old Snowy Owl chick about 7 years ago – Sneugle (Sneugle is Danish for Snowy Owl).
Sneugle has been hand reared and she plays a regular part in our flying displays. The female Snowy Owl is not the classic pure white, but shows a lot of black markings on her feathers too. The male would be completely white. By adopting Sneugle, you help other sick and injured birds – both wild and captive birds.
European Eagle Owl
Mr Spock was found on the edge of starvation in a box inside an empty house. Wing and Prayer Animal Rescue took Mr Spock on and cared for him. A few months ago Falconrydays took a recovered and very healthy Mr Spock on to free up space and time at Wing and Prayer for some more sick and injured animals.
Mr Spock is now a favourite in our flying displays! He will live with us now till the end of his days.